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Central Government raises Upper Ceiling for Family Pensions to INR 1, 25, 000 per month

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Family pensions upper ceiling raisedDr Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions stated that the upper Ceiling for 2 Family Pensions has been increased to INR 1, 25, 000 per month from INR 45, 000 per month.

  • The amount of 2 family pensions that a child can draw has been restricted to INR 1, 25, 000 per month after taking into account the changes after the implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) recommendations, in which the highest pay has been revised to INR 2, 50, 000.
  • According to the sub-rule (11) of rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, in case both wife & husband are Government servants and are governed by the provisions of that rule, on their death, the surviving child is eligible for 2 family pensions in respect of the deceased parents.
  • Reflecting the recommendations of the 7th CPC, the amount prescribed in CCS (Pension) Rules has also been revised to INR 1, 25, 000 per month ( 50% of 2, 50, 000) & INR 75, 000 per month  (30% of 2, 50, 000).

i.The clarification was provided by the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DoPPW).

ii.Previously, the restrictions on the total amount of two family pensions in such cases were INR 45, 000 per month & INR 27, 000 per month determined based on the Highest pay of INR 90, 000 as per 6th CPC recommendations.

  • If both parents are Government servants & one of them dies while in service or after retirement, the family pension will be payable to the surviving spouse, after death of the spouse, the surviving child will be granted two family pensions.

iii.The announcement will bring ‘Ease of Living’ for family members of the deceased & provide ‘Financial Security’ to them.

About Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions:

Union Minister – Narendra Modi (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
Minister of State – Dr Jitendra Singh (Lok Sabha MP, Constituency – Udhampur, UT of Jammu & Kashmir)